Macboca Trip Report Landings Road

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Subject: Macboca Trip Report Landings Road
From: Les Thyer <>
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 07:43:19 +1000
Ten people, including visitors turned up for the monthly field outing
Sunday 4th June to Landings Road near Koumala.
A beautiful fine winter's day in the tropics with the 8.00 am
temperature around 16 degrees.
6 Kilometers down the road we stopped to see a flock of 20 to 30
Chestnut-breasted Mannikins. About half of these were juveniles but one
in particular took our attention because of a white patch of feathers on
it's back. None of us had ever seen a mannikin with this mark before.
Presumably it will vanish with adult plumage.
Probably because of all the rain we have had this year dispersing the
birds, the wetlands did not live up to previous visits with regards to
the number of species, but combined with the surrounding bushland the
tally was 75 bird species for the area.
Best birds were Australasian Shovelers, Bar-breasted Honeyeaters,
Mangrove Robins, and Variegated Fairy-wrens which are very uncommon in
our district.
Birds aside, the day's highlight was a 14ft croc. basking in the sun !
Birds seen were:

Magpie Goose
Wandering Whistling-Duck
Black Swan
Cotton Pygmy-Goose
Pacific Black Duck
Australasian Shoveler
Grey Teal
Australasian Grebe
Little Pied Cormorant
Pied Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Little Egret
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
White-faced Heron
Australian White Ibis
Royal Spoonbill
Black Kite
Whistling Kite
Brahminy Kite
Nankeen Kestrel
Purple Swamphen
Dusky Moorhen
Comb-crested Jacana
Black-winged Stilt
Masked Lapwing
Peaceful Dove
Bar-shouldered Dove
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Pale-headed Rosella
Little Bronze-cuckoo
Pheasant Coucal
Azure Kingfisher
Laughing Kookaburra
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Forest Kingfisher
Sacred Kingfisher
Rainbow Bee-eater
Variegated Fairy-wren
Red-backed Fairy-wren
Striated Pardalote
Mangrove Gerygone
Helmeted Friarbird
Little Friarbird
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Mangrove Honeyeater
Brown Honeyeater
Yellow Honeyeater
Bar-breasted Honeyeater
Dusky Honeyeater
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher
Mangrove Robin
Rufous Whistler
Little Shrike-thrush
Leaden Flycatcher
Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Spangled Drongo
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Varied Triller
White-breasted Woodswallow
Pied Butcherbird
Australian Magpie
Torresian Crow
Richard's Pipit
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
Yellow-bellied Sunbird
Welcome Swallow
Fairy Martin
Golden-headed Cisticola

Les Thyer (for Macboca)
Ph 07 4952 1657

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